Mental Clarity (#241)

It’s easy to let the stressors of life create confusion and challenge in our lives. We’re capable of overcoming those challenges but not without seeing the bigger picture. Remove yourself from the situation and use perspective. What are you grateful for that helped you get to this moment? What did you overcome that made your current state possible? Who helped? How did it feel?

We can use gratitude to ground ourselves and be present. We can always take a step back, take a deep breath, and remind ourselves to keep moving forward.


Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. Julie Van
  2. A clean apartment
  3. Liverpool away wins
  4. Time with my cat
  5. A good sweat at the gym
  6. Home cooking
  7. Growing up playing soccer with my friends
  8. Movie theaters with recliners
  9. My comfy bed that I fit on
  10. Buffalo chicken salad on everything
  11. It’s Always Sunny quotes with my brother
  12. Board game nights with my family
  13. Local pizza
  14. The fog creeping over the trees
  15. A finished to-do list
  16. New music on my Discover Weekly
  17. CLEAN WATER! Check out my project and see how you can get involved!
  18. An empty email inbox
  19. The sound of birds in the morning
  20. Walks through an empty campus
  21. Each of my senses
  22. A couple deep breaths
  23. The universe
  24. The calmness I’ve found since coming home from England
  25. This very moment

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of the Amherst Mountain silhouette and the moon right above.

Author: Jacob Ames

Feline father, perpetual graduate student, sport enthusiast, pancake expert, and gratitude writer. Using this blog to keep my life organized and to develop a platform I can one day use to share baseless conspiracy theories about the robot uprising. I enjoy writing!

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